I use to rent my house for years, I love met people, I am very helpfull person and I love kids!
Mari and Joana are lovely - great hosts and very friendly! I recommend them to anyone wanting to visit Rio :) Até a próxima!
Mari und ihre Tochter waren ganz wundervolle liebenswürdige Gastgeberinnen.
Ich habe mich hier rundum wohl gefühlt und sage noch einmal herzlichen Dank.
Das Zimmer ist sehr groß und genau wie beschrieben.
Ich wünsche Mari weiterhin tolle Gäste. herzlich Eva
I had an excellent stay with Marinete. Everything was perfect during my 5 night stay. I can fully agree with all previous comments and in case I have the chance to go again to Rio, Marinete and her daughter Joanna would be definitely my first point of contact. So if you are looking for a perfect place and host to stay in Rio , don't look further. This is it :-)
A special thanks to Joanna and her boyfriend for having arranged the entry card for the carnival parade in the Sambodromo. It was an unforgettable experience.
I stayed at Mari's apartment for the last 8 days of February 2014, I was very well welcomed by Mari and her lovely daughter Joanna Who is fluent in English, The apartment has an excellent location right in the heart of Copacabana with only a short block to the beach, just cross Avenida Atlantica and you're on the sand, there are many buses and taxis that run right outside the building, The metro is also a short walk away from the building The neighborhood is extremely safe and very lively with many restaurants and bars in the vicinity. The room was extremely comfortable and bright with lots of closet space, I felt very comfortable and welcomed to using anything in the apartment, Joanna had been very helpful in making suggestions and recommendations, she was very knowledgeable about Rio de Janeiro. My overall experience in staying at Mari's apartment has been excellent and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Rio, I know the next time I come to Rio I will definitely check with Mari first.
We had a wonderful stay at Mari'(website hidden) was 1 block from Copacabana beach & lots of restaurants & groceries near by.The accommodation was good & Mari & her daughter Joana very helpful & super friendly.Would definitely stay there again.
Mel & Val
Mari meravigliosa donna ospite gentile da farti sentire a casa tua, sembra di conoscerla da sempre, bell'appartamento, situato benissimo a pochi metri da Capocabana, comodo per raggiungere la spiaggia di Ipanema, se ti serve un aiuto Mari e' pronta ad aiutarti, la casa e' pulita e silenziosa nonostante e' situata in una strada molto trafficata, in poche parole e' adorabile tutto. Giuseppe
Dimenticavo la lua cagnetta Cherie e' dolcissima
Excelentes días en el departamento de mary, muy buena ubicación, limpio, acogedor y te hace sentir como en tu casa. Muy amable, simpatica y agradable. Si tuviese que volver volvería ahí mismo :)
definitivamente una excelente experiencia, viaje con mi hija de 11 años y ella fue muy atenta con ella, incluso regaloniándola y haciéndola sentir en un hogar, gracias Mari, 100% recomendado¡¡¡
Atte. Evelyn Cooper
If you want to feel the real atmosphere of Brazil and Rio, Marinete and Joana, her daughter, are the perfect hostesses. They are incredibly generous, friendly, and will give you perfect advice what to do and where to go in Rio de Janeiro. At their place, you will feel like at home!
Obrigada Marienete and Joana for such a nice holiday, we will definetely come back!
We enjoyed staying in Marinete's flat. It is ideally placed for exploring Copacabana and Ipanema and for public transport to other parts of Rio. Shops, eating places and all services are close by. Mari even got us a discount at the excellent 'eat by weight' restaurant next door! We felt we were getting a real feel of a Brazilian family's lifestyle, sharing their home. Mari also kindly did our laundry in her washing machine. Her English and French speaking daughter, Joana, was helpful with information, though we found we could organise trips for ourselves using public transport much more cheaply than the agency she took us to.
The main problem was the heat, as our room was very cramped, in the hottest part of the flat, and with no breeze through it at night. We happened to be there in one of the hottest periods Rio has experienced for years,.There was also a good deal of noise through the window from other people's air conditioners; this was ironic as we did not have air conditioning!
A little disconcerting was the fact that none of the keys we were given worked, and the flat was not securely locked even at night. But as it is in a building with a concierge on guard 24 hours, and no other residents on the same floor, perhaps this does not matter. We didn't feel unsafe, but it would not be hard for a burglar to break in.
I hosted her daughter and was an incredible experience. Open, sweet, enthusiatic...